S. 2490 (96th): Infant Formula Act of 1980


Mar 27, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 26, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Howard Metzenbaum

Senator from Ohio


See Instead:

H.R. 6940 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 26, 1980

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide certain requirements for infant formula, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/8/1980--Indefinitely postponed in Senate.(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 6940 passed in lieu) Infant Formula Act of 1980 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to set forth ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 27, 1980

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Aug 26, 1980
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2490”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (7D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 6940 (Related)
Infant Formula Act of 1980

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 26, 1980

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